Case  of misappropriation against Fagge LG chairman, Court fixes March 7, for hearing


Case  of misappropriation against Fagge LG chairman, , Court fixes March 7, for hearing

By Abdulgafar Oladimeji

Kano state High court of justice sitting at Miller road has fixed March 7, for hearing of the allegations of corrupt  practices  file against the incumbent   executive chairman of Fagge local government , Mohammed Abdullahi Shehi.

The  Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses Commission (ICPC)  had dragged the LG boss  before the court to respond to the  alleged misappropriating  of  levies  collected by his local government.

The prosecution slammed  four-count  allegations  bordering on diversion of   remittance of  revenue  from  government coffers.

The ICPC  informed the court that   in March 2018, the defendant gave the collecting team an unfair benefit of N689,000 in the form of a 20% commission, adding that In June 2018, the defendant  allegedly released  N733,000 to one Sani S. Ibrahim and N338,560 to one Abdullahi Adamu in the same month.

Further that , in April same year, the defendant  paid  N399,000 to one Abdullahi Adamu, which was 20 percent of the generated money, rather than the permitted percentage.

Noting that  the defendant  acted contrary to Section 19 of the ICPC Act of 2000 .

The defendant denied the allegations filed against him before the court.


The court presided by  Justice Jamilu Shehu Sulaiman,  admitted Mohammed Abdullahi Shehi into bail in the sum of  N500, 000 ,00/

The  matter was  adjourned   to  January 17th, 2021, for hearing.

When the matter came up for hearing, prosecution  told the court that they were ready , adding that they had their witnesses in court to give testimony against the defendant.

Counsel to  the defendant , who was absent though represented   by mr  Falana  Esq informed  the court that the advocate   to the defendant  travelled out of jurisdiction to appear in another matter before the court of Appeal

The court a now djourned to March 7th, 2022, for  hearing.

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